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Event: Working Mother presents the National Forum Supporting Hourly Workers

The National Forum Supporting Hourly Workers will offer unique and compelling solutions to support the health and well being of hourly employees, and keep them functioning at their strongest, healthiest, and most productive.

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Media Coverage: Paid Sick Days Movement Heats Up

The progress we are making at the local level is based on hard work, sound arguments, a clear need and strong support from both Republican and Democratic voters. But because of our hard-won victories, corporate opposition is preparing to go to war against low-wage working women and men with the ‘kill shot.’

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Media Coverage: 9to5’s Equal Pay Day Op-ed Picked up by Papers Across the Country

Pay discrimination is a real and persistent problem that continues to shortchange American women and their families. Women earn less than men in every state and region of the country. That’s why this year’s Equal Pay Day is even more important than usual. Read more!

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Media Statement: 9to5 Statement on the Working Families Flexibility Act

Much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the falsely cloaked Working Families Flexibility Act would hurt, not help, families. The Working Families Flexibility Act, a true misnomer, would in reality ensure workers have less time, less flexibility and less money.

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Media Coverage: 9to5 is on WomensRadio

Listen to 9to5 National Executive Director Linda Meric’s interview with Pat Lynch of WomensRadio on Equal Pay Day. Pay discrimination is a real and persistent problem that continues to shortchange American women. Women earn less than men in every state and region of the country. And according to 2012 statistics, the weekly earnings gap is widening for women overall.

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Blog Post: Equal Pay =

Equal pay is important to me because I want to be able to take care of myself. I recently acquired a large debt when I suddenly became ill and had to be hospitalized. If the wage gap closed, I could pay off my medical bill. To me, pay equity is a way of helping women and their families become less vulnerable to poverty and bankruptcy due to costly, unexpected events.

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